Increasing well-being is generally accepted as one of the essential components of social progress. But which measure of well-being – if any – should we use ?
After Christmas, and the Boxing Day sales, it seems like a good time to ask: what is the purpose of all this consumption?
Because educating young people about mental health and well-being is no simple task
With age comes wisdom ... and happiness.
Last year, ChildLine was contacted every 30 minutes by a young person having suicidal thoughts.
We all deserve a bit of 'hygge' in our lives. Here's what it's all about.
Do we really need to introduce a well-being league table to tackle mental health issues in schools?
People are buying more and more things. But does that make them more contented?
Well-being is a subjective notion – but that doesn't mean it can't be quantified.
Happy employees, whose basic needs are met, are essential to a productive business.
The positive psychology movement led to hundreds of studies dedicated to improving human happiness. So why has nothing changed?
On Twitter's 10th birthday, we look at how researchers have used the platform for a range of studies, from predicting the next flu outbreak to identifying the happiest city in America.
Could understanding other cultures’ concepts of joy and happiness help us to reshape our own?
Mere economic models don't take into account the full complexity of our relationship with alcohol.
Fall in love, have a baby, watch your happiness and satisfaction plummet. Psychology researchers know the transition to parenthood can be rough on relationships.
Our feelings of self-worth and contentment are no longer the preserve of writers and artists. Science has made measurement of our well-being a viable alternative to the banalities of economic output.
Coming into a fortune is definitely not the route to happiness. Here's what you can do to stay chipper.
After the middle years of their life, people report increasing levels of happiness. An expert unpicks the data.
Research shows that when people share happy news on social media, they make their friends - and extended social network - happy too. Picking up on this trend is a new swathe of "good news" websites.
We can pursue our own happiness to the exclusion of the real world, but how meaningful can that be? Far better to engage with life and both the happiness and sadness it brings along the way.